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West Devon (District Authority)
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SS 57606 06254


IDDESLEIGH SS 50 NE Ash House 4/102 - 20.2.52 - II

Country house. Early-mid C18 with C19 additions. Stucco walls with joint lining. Low pitch hipped slate roof to main block, mansard slate roof to rear wing. 4 axial rendered stacks. Plan: 3 principal rooms in front range, central one is extrance hall and has stairs behind in projection with offices to their right. To the left of the stairs the kitchen and service wing extends to the rear. Early C19 addition at right-hand end. Exterior: 2 and 3 storeys. Symmetrical 7-window front, divided into 3 bays by pilasters with pediment above central bay. Early C19 or facsimile 12-pane sashes on first floor with projecting keystones above, similar windows to central bay on ground floor. Outer 2 bays have early to mid C19 semi-circular bays each with 3 sash windows divided by fluted pilasters which have ball finials to flat roofs. Central stone ashlar Doric porch with angle pilasters and column either side of roundheaded doorway which has moulded imposts and projecting keystone. C20 plank double doors. Semi-circular fanlight above with radial glazing bars. Porch has stone balustered parapet imitating that to roof of main range which has lions holding armorial shields. Heraldic plaque in pediment. Early C19 1-window front addition recessed from right-hand end with bay window on ground floor. Rear elevation has central hipped roof stair projection with large Venetian window which has marginal glazing bars. Large 3-storey service wing projecting to the right with stone rubble courtyard wall extending from its left side across the rear of the house with central pedimented gateway which has finial above and segmental headed doorway. Interior: early C19 6-panel doors. Left-hand principal room has early C19 marble chimneypiece. Simple probably contemporary panelling with chair rail. Key pattern plaster frieze is probably original with dentilled cornice above. Simple moulding to edge of ceiling with circular design at centre and ceiling rose in low relief. Pilastered doorcases. Central room has original chimneypiece with richly decorated frieze and consoles to either side. Geometric design plaster ceiling likely to be C19. Right-hand room has simple moulded panels with chair rail - probably C19 and restored in C20. Original panel above fireplace has projecting corners with shell motif at centre and delicate trailing foliage down either side. Contemporary chimneypiece has shouldered architrave and central panel with floral design. Plaster low relief rib ceiling with several bands in rectangular form with small circle at either end. Dentilled cornice with egg and dart moulding above. Open string staircase with moulded turned balusters and carved tread ends.

Listing NGR: SS5760606254


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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